Luke Evans Bakery has donated its age in pound coins to a local charity, in celebration of National Craft Bakers’ Week, which took place last month.

The £207 donation will go to Ripley and Alfreton Musical Theatre Company, which has been entertaining local people near its bakery at Riddings, near Alfreton in Derbyshire, for nearly 80 years.

Luke Evans Bakery managing director David Yates, said: “We had a number of deserving good causes apply for our donation, but we could only choose one and we decided that Ripley and Alfreton Musical Theatre Company was to be the beneficiary. I hope the money will help them to carry on performing and entertaining in the future.”  

Ripley and Alfreton Musical Theatre Company vice chair Kate Viles said the donation would be a big help with its next show Carousel.

During National Craft Bakers’ Week, the bakery also donated free cream cakes to several local companies.